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Voices from D-Day: Eyewitness accounts from the Battles of Normandy

Jon E. Lewis

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Prose: non-fiction, History

Eyewitness accounts of the greatest seaborne invasion of all time and the bloody battle for Normandy

The extraordinary and compelling story of the 6th of June, 1944, and the Battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world s finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville. Highlights of this unique collection include the break-out from Omaha beach as told by the GI who led it, a French housewife s story of what it was like to wake up to the invasion, German soldiers accounts of finding themselves facing the biggest seaborne invasion in history, a view from the command post by a member of Eisenhower s staff, combat reports, diaries and letters of British veterans of all forces and services, and accounts of the follow-up battle for Normandy, one of the bloodiest struggles of the war.

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Praise for Voices from D-Day: Eyewitness accounts from the Battles of Normandy

  • An excellent blend of American, British, German and other European sources taken directly from letters, diaries, newspapers and various other correspondences . . . Much of the book is dedicated to common soldiers . . . a 'history from below' . . . an excellent compilation of primary sources

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